Etymology
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pinata (n.)

"decorated container (originally a pot) filled with sweets and small gifts, suspended from a ceiling and broken by a blindfolded person on festive occasions," 1887, from Mexican Spanish piñata, in Spanish "jug, pot," ultimately from Latin pinea "pine cone," from pinus (see pine (n.)).

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Definitions of pinata

pinata (n.)
plaything consisting of a container filled with toys and candy; suspended from a height for blindfolded children to break with sticks;
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